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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 1.04
AOL's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
51% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 16.45 vs. AOL: 1.04 )
AOL' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.17   Max: No Debt
Current: 1.04

Equity to Asset 0.70
AOL's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
75% of the 454 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 0.64 vs. AOL: 0.70 )
AOL' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.66   Max: 0.83
Current: 0.7

0.66
0.83
F-Score: 6
Z-Score: 3.32
M-Score: -2.80
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.83
AOL's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. AOL: 7.83 )
AOL' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -40.66   Max: 54.84
Current: 7.83

-40.66
54.84
Net-margin (%) 4.09
AOL's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 478 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.58 vs. AOL: 4.09 )
AOL' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -36.63   Max: 47.84
Current: 4.09

-36.63
47.84
ROE (%) 4.48
AOL's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
68% of the 462 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 6.09 vs. AOL: 4.48 )
AOL' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -33.89   Max: 48.64
Current: 4.48

-33.89
48.64
ROA (%) 3.38
AOL's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 485 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.43 vs. AOL: 3.38 )
AOL' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -26.03   Max: 37.29
Current: 3.38

-26.03
37.29
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 35.92
AOL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 26.50 vs. AOL: 35.92 )
AOL' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -294.99   Max: 244.41
Current: 35.92

-294.99
244.41
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 7.70
AOL's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
73% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.40 vs. AOL: 7.70 )
AOL' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 7.7
Current: 7.7

0
7.7
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Financials


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

AOL Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 259,100 sh (+306.75%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 1,966,821 sh (+5.61%)
Dodge & Cox 9,590,836 sh (-0.28%)
RS Investment Management 4,755,513 sh (-15.77%)
Paul Tudor Jones 13,569 sh (-18.75%)
Steven Cohen 18,429 sh (-78.19%)
Joel Greenblatt 7,031 sh (-92.54%)
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Q1 2014

AOL Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,257,727 sh (+14.79%)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 9,457,234 sh (-1.39%)
RS Investment Management 4,276,717 sh (-10.07%)
Joel Greenblatt 6,121 sh (-12.94%)
Paul Tudor Jones 6,800 sh (-49.89%)
Steven Cohen 8,271 sh (-55.12%)
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Q2 2014

AOL Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Mario Gabelli 41,039 sh (New)
Dodge & Cox 12,676,355 sh (+34.04%)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,500 sh (+25%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,291,975 sh (+1.52%)
Steven Cohen 509,800 sh (unchged)
Joel Greenblatt Sold Out
RS Investment Management 3,353,400 sh (-21.59%)
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Q3 2014

AOL Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Ray Dalio 5,800 sh (New)
Mario Gabelli 48,539 sh (+18.28%)
Steven Cohen 582,600 sh (+14.28%)
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2,291,975 sh (unchged)
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Dodge & Cox 12,327,997 sh (-2.75%)
RS Investment Management 1,844,709 sh (-44.99%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AOL

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Ray Dalio 2014-09-30 New Buy$38.33 - $44.55 $ 47.514%5800
Dodge & Cox 2014-06-30 Add 34.04%0.12%$34.85 - $44.36 $ 47.521%12676355
Mario Gabelli 2014-06-30 New Buy0.01%$34.85 - $44.36 $ 47.521%41039
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Sold Out $34.85 - $44.36 $ 47.521%0
Joel Greenblatt 2013-12-31 Reduce -92.54%0.1%$32.71 - $46.6 $ 47.516%7031
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-09-30 Add 135738%0.19%$32.49 - $38.39 $ 47.534%1862341
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.11%$32.49 - $38.39 $ 47.534%94222
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2013-06-30 Reduce -99.88%0.15%$33.93 - $41.42 $ 47.527%1371
Joel Greenblatt 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.01%$29.61 - $39.52 $ 47.540%0
Joel Greenblatt 2012-12-31 New Buy0.01%$29.43 - $43.7 $ 47.536%7277
Mario Gabelli 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.0018%$29.43 - $43.7 $ 47.536%0
Dodge & Cox 2012-09-30 Reduce -27.75%0.15%$27.49 - $35.23 $ 47.550%10144199
Mario Gabelli 2012-09-30 Reduce -58.69%$27.49 - $35.23 $ 47.550%7039
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2012-06-30 Add 29.38%0.02%$18.42 - $28.26 $ 47.585%1003056
Mario Gabelli 2012-06-30 Reduce -34.56%$18.42 - $28.26 $ 47.585%17039
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.14%$14.93 - $19.3 $ 47.5313%0
Mario Gabelli 2012-03-31 Reduce -25.69%$14.93 - $19.3 $ 47.5313%26039
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 Reduce -20.99%0.04%$11.4 - $15.73 $ 47.5550%76187
Mario Gabelli 2011-12-31 Reduce -40.14%$11.4 - $15.73 $ 47.5233%35039
Joel Greenblatt 2011-09-30 Reduce -33.23%0.13%$10.22 - $20.64 $ 47.5204%96432
Ron Baron 2011-09-30 Sold Out 0.1082%$10.22 - $20.64 $ 47.5204%0
Jean-Marie Eveillard 2011-09-30 Reduce -22.78%0.02%$10.22 - $20.64 $ 47.5204%775256
Mario Gabelli 2011-09-30 Reduce -38.1%0.01%$10.22 - $20.64 $ 47.5204%58539
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 38.60
AOL's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
78% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 96.30 vs. AOL: 38.60 )
AOL' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 2.45   Max: 145.19
Current: 38.6

2.45
145.19
P/B 1.60
AOL's P/B is ranked higher than
87% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.71 vs. AOL: 1.60 )
AOL' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.54   Max: 1.77
Current: 1.6

0.54
1.77
P/S 1.59
AOL's P/S is ranked higher than
78% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 3.55 vs. AOL: 1.59 )
AOL' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.56   Max: 1.79
Current: 1.59

0.56
1.79
PFCF 12.77
AOL's PFCF is ranked higher than
94% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 219.58 vs. AOL: 12.77 )
AOL' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 3.19   Max: 16.38
Current: 12.77

3.19
16.38
EV-to-EBIT 18.34
AOL's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
84% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 69.31 vs. AOL: 18.34 )
AOL' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -2   Max: 35
Current: 18.34

-2
35
Shiller P/E 33.96
AOL's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
92% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AOL: 33.96 )
AOL' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 25.68   Max: 35.5
Current: 33.96

25.68
35.5
Current Ratio 1.96
AOL's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.32 vs. AOL: 1.96 )
AOL' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.95
Current: 1.96

0.78
3.95
Quick Ratio 1.96
AOL's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
66% of the 468 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.31 vs. AOL: 1.96 )
AOL' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.78   Max: 3.95
Current: 1.96

0.78
3.95

Valuation & Return

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Price/Tangible Book 6.15
AOL's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
73% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9.32 vs. AOL: 6.15 )
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.18   Max: 5.75
Current: 6.15

1.18
5.75
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.68
AOL's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
97% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AOL: 0.68 )
AOL' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.39   Max: 0.64
Current: 0.68

0.39
0.64
Price/Median PS Value 1.27
AOL's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
68% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 1.09 vs. AOL: 1.27 )
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 1.32
Current: 1.27

0.46
1.32
Price/Graham Number 3.19
AOL's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
83% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AOL: 3.19 )
AOL' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.4   Max: 3.38
Current: 3.19

0.4
3.38
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 5.50
AOL's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
82% of the 470 Companies
in the Global Internet Content & Information industry.

( Industry Median: 2.50 vs. AOL: 5.50 )
AOL' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 2.9   Max: 107.3
Current: 5.5

2.9
107.3

Business Description

Industry: Online Media » Internet Content & Information
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Traded in other countries:6OL.Germany,
AOL, Inc. was founded in 1985 and later merged with Time Warner Inc. in 2001. The Company is a media and technology company that provides internet content with brands, products and services that it offers to consumers, advertisers, publishers and subscribers. Its segments include The Brand Group, which consists of itsportfolio of content brands as well as certain service brands. The Brand Group also includes co-branded websites owned or operated by third parties for which certain criteria have been met, including that the internet traffic has been assigned to the Company. The Membership Group, which consists of offerings that serve its registered account holders, both free and paid. The results for this segment include the performance of its subscription offerings and advertising offerings on Membership Group properties, including communications products such as AOL Mail, as well as from performance compensation received for marketing third party products and services. AOL Networks which consists of interconnected programmatic and premium advertising offerings that advertisers and publishers use to reach consumers across all devices (i.e., desktop, mobile, tablet and internet-enabled television) and includes offerings in formats such as display, video and social. The Brand Group and the Membership Group compete for the time and attention of consumers with a wide range of internet companies, including Yahoo, Google, Microsoft's MSN, IAC/InteractiveCorp., specialized digital content companies like Business Insider, Buzzfeed, The Verge and CNET; and social networking companies such as Facebook, Inc. and Twitter, Inc., as well as traditional media companies which are increasingly offering their own internet products and services. The AOL Networks technology platform competes with other end-to-end platform offerings such as Google and Yahoo, and AppNexus also aims to be in this competitive set. The Company's business is subject to various federal and state laws and regulations, particularly in the areas of intellectual property, privacy, data security and consumer protection.
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